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#29072 21-Dec-2008 23:00
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Currently running the AsteriskNow GUI2.0 on an IP04  box having moved  from a PC based Trixbox arrangement.  Running asterisk 1.4.20

To use my new setup with the VFX service, the asterisk config settings need to be modified from those discussed in:

I couldn't find anything around discussing the issues I had so I thought I'd post here in case it helps others.

The GUI puts everything into users.conf.  When the trunk is defined the following is required to be entered into the GUI
- make sure the username is your phone number with the leading zero from the area code removed
- fromdomain is
- fromuser same as username just mentioned.  Possibly this could be left blank
- insecure set to very in the drop down box
- password as given by xnet
- hostname is

Remember to set in your hosts file as per post referenced above.

Now what this all does is create a channel definition in your users.conf file with the name [username] and sets the registersip=yes so that registration will occur.  You no longer need a separate register=> entry in the sip.conf file - indeed the entry shouldn't exist.

However registration will fail at this stage because the REGISTER messages and the INVITE messages will user the username (your phone number) as the authenticationuser in the authentication digest section.  VFX has a separate authentication username that is different than your phone number (that other long number/alpha string supplied by support).

To get this to be used instead you need to add the following to the sip.conf file:

auth =

where authusername and secret are those long numbers given by support when you signed up to asterisk.  What this does is replace the authuser and secret defined in the channel definition if the realm matches - which it will for the VFX service.


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  #185594 22-Dec-2008 06:47
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How long have you had your IP04 for? What do you think of it?


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  #185604 22-Dec-2008 08:17
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I've had the IP04 for about 3 months, used in a domestic situation so no great load on the system and been using it only with analog trunks and SIP/IAX extensions.  It has run pretty flawlessly over that period.  I have recently had a need to change the analog modules around and did find that it seemed to need the modules to be installed next to one another (no empty slots between).  Yet to get to the bottom of that.

Previously the lack of a GUI was a major disadvantage if the product was to be used in a situation where there was no Asterisk guru around.  However the AsteriskNow 2.0 seems quite solid and has a reasonable feature set support and so has removed much of that disadvantage.

I use the BAPS package system and make use of David Rowe's repository - seems to work well and I am very appreciative of David's work.  Basically the supplied loaded software isn't really useful as they are old versions, it does need to be upgraded.  In doing so I did lose network connectivity and had to revert to the serial console - so perhaps not for the faint hearted and the documentation is a little sparse in places.

I haven't tried the latest voiptel release so can't comment on that.

Nice thing is the size and power consumption - both small.  The state of the USD hasn't helped the price unfortunately.

About to install it at work (12 employees) over the Christmas period so I guess I have enough confidence to do that.  So no affliations but I think it is worth a serious look.

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